Iceland is also home to the largest national park in Europe - Vatnajökull National Park – which is home to the Vatnajökull glacier and Svartifoss waterfall. Iceland is for me one of the top ten vacation spots to visit in Europe, and it is indeed the ultimate destination for nature lovers and adventurous travelers alike.
Here it is a nice list of some of the most interesting places to visit in Iceland that you mustn’t miss during your visit:
Reykjavík is located on the western coast of Iceland, facing Greenland, across the North Atlantic Ocean.
Reykjavík is a cultural city and also the capital of Iceland. The city is the best place to start and base your vacation in Iceland because of Reykjavik's tourist infrastructure.
Reykjavík boasts many city attractions like art galleries and museums, unique architecture and peculiar monuments such as the Leifur Eiriksson Statue that you'll love marvelling at.
There is no doubt that many of the interesting places to visit in Iceland are located in the capital of Reykjavík, and one of the best way to explore it all is on a city tour.
However, if you prefer to venture around by yourself, a few interesting places not to miss include the National Gallery of Iceland, National Museum of Iceland, Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum and Perlan Glass Dome.
Perlan Glass Dome, in particular, is one of the best attractions in the city because of the observation platform on top of the building, which offers stunning views of the city.
If you’re interested in ancient Viking history, the Settlement Museum along Aðalstræti is a must-add attraction in your itinerary, as the museum also boasts many interesting artifacts from the Viking-age era.
Reykjavík Old Harbour is another interesting tourist attraction and it's from here where you'll be able to book fishing trips and fun scenic tours.
By the Old Harbour, you’ll also find the Reykjavik Maritime Museum of Vikin which is a cool place to visit for the whole family because of the many interesting exhibits such as the Coast Guard Vessel Odinn.
Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir National Park is without a doubt, one of the most interesting places to visit in Iceland and a must-add attraction in your Iceland itinerary.
Visiting Þingvellir National Park and exploring the beautiful nature and imposing rock formations are simply a breathtaking experience that you can't afford to miss.
To give you an idea, Þingvellir National Park is located east of Reykjavík, around 40 minutes drive, which makes it an ideal day trip from the capital city.
If you’re using car rental to get around in the city, you can drive to Þingvellir National Park, though it’s best to come here with a tour guide as they'll be knowledgeable of the park’s natural attractions.
Þingvellir National Park attractions include visiting Öxarárfoss waterfall, Peningagjá wishing ridge and Lake Þingvallavatn where you can enjoy boating, diving and fishing.
The Great Geysir
The Great Geysir is without a question one of the biggest draws and one of the most interesting places to visit in Iceland, hands down!
The Great Geysir is located around 50 minutes drive east of Þingvellir National Park. However, you'll get a better experience if you book a guided tour that includes a trip to the Great Geysir, as well as Þingvellir National Park.
Apart from the Great Geysir, there is other smaller geysirs nearby as well as Gullfoss Falls which makes for a stunning picture-moment opportunity.
Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajökull National Park is located southeast of Reykjavik and it’s the ultimate destination in outdoor travel in Iceland.
Vatnajökull National Park is the largest park in Europe and one of the most stunning and pristine parks in the world.
The park boasts many hiking trails and it’s an excellent place to soak in Iceland’s amazing landscapes.
Vatnajökull National Park is a must-add in your list of interesting places to visit in Iceland, because there is simply no place quite like it!
Skogar Museum (pictured) can easily be the highlight of your vacation to Iceland and for me, it’s another of the interesting places to visit in Iceland.
Skogar site is an open-air museum that features reconstructed Icelandic buildings of the time such as a schoolhouse and church.
Exploring Skogar is literary a step back in time, and it's a great way to get a glimpse of what life of Icelandic people would've been like back then.
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